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Close...painfully close...to the real thing

Our friends at the Onion News Network have turned another terrific story--about as close to what could conceivably air as anything they've ever done. It's a comedy piece--it's what they are superb at--but when viewed another way, it actually has a serious and melancholy underpinning. What makes it funny--darkly funny--is where we are as a country--the relatively new realization that we aren't what we used to be, and are not as capable of the grand gesture...the Apollo Program...as we once were. Perhaps we will be again, but there's something about this spoof that feels awfully close to the bone.

Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan

On the non-fiction front: We hope you can join us for tonight's broadcast.